All of Athena's board placements come from various backgrounds, but the majority have C-suite experience. We encourage you to read Tips for board seekers. The Board Support team advises that most companies are wanting proof of strong operational experience in senior management positions.
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Athena By the Numbers
To learn more about Athena's success rate in supporting board placements, as well as many other ways in which we offer value, see Athena by the Numbers on our public website. Specific to board seats, it is important to recognize that it can take 3+ years for even the most obvious candidates to land a role, and oftentimes the process a board goes through for an open role will take a few months, possibly even exceeding a year.
While Athena supports board roles directly, we also do a lot of work to help you make the key connections you need to navigate your way to a board. Landing a board seat takes a multi-pronged approach including both having access to open seats, and developing your high powered network to navigate to them.